Arizona 8, Pittsburgh 5

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 3:40 PM
Location - Chase Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Muchlinski, First Base - Brian Gorman, Second Base - Tony Randazzo, Third Base - Larry Vanover,
Attendance - 25296

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Pittsburgh 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 5 11 0
Arizona 3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 8 11 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 69-87 34-44 35-43 L1
Arizona 90-66 47-28 43-38 W1

Recap


Miguel Montero had a two-run homer among three hits as the Arizona Diamondbacks reduced their magic number to two with an 8-5 triumph over the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday afternoon.

Ryan Roberts and Aaron Hill also had two RBIs apiece for Arizona, which increased its lead over San Francisco in the National League West to six games with six remaining. The Giants play at Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

The Diamondbacks, who registered a season-high five stolen bases, also pulled within one game of NL Central-leading Milwaukee for home-field advantage in the division series.

Montero capped a three-run first with his 18th blast of the season off Ross Ohlendorf (1-3), who yielded seven runs in two-plus innings. Roberts delivered a two-run double in the third and Hill plated two with a single later in the frame for an 8-1 lead.

Rookie Wade Miley (4-2) allowed two runs over five innings en route to his fourth win in five decisions. The 24-year old has surrendered two runs or less in five of his seven major-league starts.

J.J. Putz struck out the side in the ninth for his franchise record-tying 22nd consecutive save and 43rd in 47 chances this season. Putz tied the club mark set by Gregg Olson from June 13-Sept. 22, 1998.

Derrek Lee went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs for Pittsburgh, which has lost 10 of 13. Lee has recorded seven home runs and 18 RBIs in 22 games since being acquired from Baltimore on July 30.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Pittsburgh   Arizona
Ross Ohlendorf Player Wade Miley
Loss W/L Win
2.0 IP 5.0
1 Strikeouts 3
7 Hits 5
31.50 ERA 3.60
Hitting
Pittsburgh   Arizona
Derrek LeePlayer Miguel Montero
3 Hits 3
2 RBI 2
1 HR 1
6 TB 6
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Pittsburgh 11 2 21 .289 16 8 4 1 0 0
Arizona 11 1 16 .344 15 4 8 3 5 0

Upcoming Games

  • Arizona will play their next game at home against San Francisco. The Diamondbacks have a W/L % of .622 after a win and .515 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against Cincinnati. The Pirates have a W/L % of .386 after a win and .488 after a loss.
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